Tom Brady Talks Chiefs

From the Truman Sports Complex

Patriots QB Tom Brady talked with Chiefs QB Matt Cassel on Monday via phone after finding out he suffered a right hand injury that’s going to take him out for Monday night’s game in New England.

“I wanted to give him some words of encouragement,” Brady said of the call. “We are pretty good friends. I just wanted to call and see how he was doing. No one ever wants to go through injuries. They are part of the game. You rehab and hopefully he’s back very soon.”

Brady was a surprise “get” for the weekly conference call with the Chiefs next opponent, so kudos to the Chiefs pr department for pulling that off. After 12 seasons in the league and 11 as the most successful starting quarterback in the NFL, Brady does not do many of these types of interviews, especially with folks off the beaten trail like Kansas City.

Considering the connection between Brady and GM Scott Pioli, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel and Cassel, there figured to be plenty of conversation with a Chiefs tilt. “I have a lot of respect for the Chiefs and their organization and the way they go about their business and the quality of person and character that they bring in,” Brady said. “They are a very tough team.”

Here’s more what he said:

ON MATT CASSEL – “One of my favorite teammates and friends and all-around great person that I’ve had a chance to be around … Matt has a ton of talent. He can throw the ball as well as anybody in the NFL. He’s big, strong, he moves very well and he has great pocket presence. He made great decisions. He’s a great leader, with a great work ethic and he’s mentally tough. He’s everything they are looking for … it was sad to see him go, but it was great that he got the opportunity in Kansas City. I’ve always been very impressed by the way Matt has taken advantage of his opportunities.”

ON PIOLI – “He was always involved in meetings. He was always on the field. When you have the success that we had together, there are always a lot of special memories that you have. He’s a great person, a great friend. I follow the Chiefs every week. I’m always rooting for them.”

3 Responses to “Tom Brady Talks Chiefs”

  • November 16, 2011  - Canada Brad says:

    It’s kind of neat that Tom Brady is a chiefs fan (sort of).

  • November 16, 2011  - Michael says:

    I unfortunately could see Brady reading all the comments off a cue card. There is no doubt he is sincere, but was kept very rained in.

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see Brady take the second half off on monday night.

  • November 17, 2011  - txchief says:

    We can only hope for another new rule to protect Mr. Bundchen after the Chiefs meet the Pats on Sunday.

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